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in the syrian psyche at the moment, to see how recent and how large and as my colleague and friend here, rafif, was discussing the extent of the discussion. it is an overwhelming reality at the moment. you have those as you mentioned impacted very much throughout the last decade. but the way we try to do with this and the document is a recommended to committees that we passed an historic committee dealing with violations of human rights prior to the revolution and a communication with the recent plantations. of course through a grant to the challenge of documentation, but this is a process that's your intent to go through because really you have not counted or really given since i sent that accountability for all the torture they went through. recently in a workshop in istanbul that rami and iraq, which really gave us a sense of how the syrians are really responding in positive ways to the document, there were many activists thinking about these issues and did not always have the answer and they were expecting to find some of the recommendations were making. they had some reservations about ev
of shelling. some reports say several syrian soldiers were killed. >> the retaliation came after five turkish civilians were killed after syrian mortar fire. turkey says that syria has now apologized for that incident and has promised it would not happen again. >> it is a small turkish town bordering war-torn syria. it has come under the line of fire. syrian borders struck a residential neighborhood, killing five civilians -- syrian mortars struck a residential neighborhood, killing five civilians. cross-border buyer has struck 37 times since the start of the syrian uprising -- cross-border fire has struck turkey several times since the start of the syrian uprising. the government says this bill is not a declaration of war against syria. >> turkey is not a country that wants war. it is a country that wants peace, but we're also a part of a country that is visible -- capable of doing what is necessary when a dictatorial regime violates the sovereignty of our country. >> turkey is ramping up its military presence along the syrian border. turkish troops launched retaliatory strikes on thursday,
that goes to the very soul when you say, you bought that? >> syrian opposition activist today predicted that the assad regime will fall by next summer. the u.s. institute posted the activists who are part of a group called the day after project. they presented a transition plan for syria which they say it started being used by the opposition areas no longer under assad's control. this is just under two hours. >> good morning ladies and gentlemen. i am jim marshall the new president of the institute of peace which i'm delighted to tell you and i'm also very pleased that everyone is here today for a very important, to hear about a very important projects sponsored by the institute of peace. my job principally is to introduce steve heideman. steve stevens or senior advisor for middle east initiatives. he has taught at columbia. he is extensively published, has also directed the center for democracy and civil studies and civil society at georgetown university. he is a terrific asset to the institute. this project is one that is driven by syria with assistance, technical assistance and other
the battle of aleppo, we can see the future of the syrian revolution. >> narrator: by dawn, ghaith had reached a rebel staging post just a few miles outside of aleppo. fighters had just arrived fresh from battle. they call themselves the free syrian army. their commander, abu bakri, said they now controlled half the city but that government forces were advancing. >> (translated): the day before yesterday, there was increased artillery shelling and shooting of mortars and mig planes attacked. we've retreated to create a second defensive line so we can counterattack. >> narrator: abu bakri never expected to be a rebel commander. >> (translated): i finished compulsory military service in 2006, and by allah's grace went on to study economics at the university of aleppo. that was me until the revolution started. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> takbir. >> allahu akbar. >> narrator: ghaith continued his journey into aleppo. abu bakri said god willing he'd see him on the front line in two days. >> we are being smuggled into aleppo by rebels and activists. we're taking a long route through side
some syrians feel they want to bring these people who have the responsible for bloodshed and corruption to be tried and be accountable. you also have the pragmatic political need that syrians have to face. we recommend, we try to create a kind of combination of conditional amnesty, and also vetting rather than a complete baathification. that has been done in syria for at least hundreds of years. there are mechanisms to deal with this, and more positively than we imagined only when we think about legal solutions. in reality, what has been happening when we see defections. it is an unspoken kind of discourse that is happening where people are encouraged to defect, and that brings them to the side of human rights, to the side of the people and the revolution. it would be -- the situation is sensitive to directly offer amnesty, given the incredible level of violations, but there are many who feel we need to do this in order to help undermine the regime and break through. >> i am a student here in the u.s. in the middle of the revolution, i started becoming afraid of what was going to happen
'm lebanese, but my mother is syrian. >> host: lebanon is bordering syria; correct? >> guest: yes. >> host: lebanon's, how would you describe their economy? >> guest: well, it's going to take until saturday to cover this because the lebanese economy is really very difficult to describe. it's no , nominally -- nominally a liberal open economy, but the kinds of networks and crony networks that exist in lebanon turn this kind of seemingly open economy into vick victims -- victims, creating an environment where it's difficult to move up and young lebanese men and women leave the country to find jobs elsewhere whether it's in the gulf, europe, or the united states, and you see them in various places although the country's pretty small soçv' lebanese, the lebanese economy actually provided syria with a gate to the world in the 1980s, and that gate was a two-way gate so you will get the products that were not actually sold in the syria market officially through lebanon in the 1980s and provide goods to scrux later of the population, and the upper lay eric and then in the 1990s when the trades w
will have more in the next half-hour. >> turkey has deployed fighter jets to its syrian border. >> both sides are sticking to their story about the syrian air jets. >> they have seen days of heavy fighting. the syrian army is trying to recapture rebels. at one point, a syrian helicopter veered into turkish airspace but was immediately pushed back. it is yet another incident to raise tensions between the two countries. anchor is still simmering over stopping a syrian airliner. they claim it was carrying russian weapons for the syrian army. what's the cargo consisted of electrical equipment for a radar station. it is not prohibited under any condition. >> there deploying additional tanks and fighter jets as they look at a possible intervention in syria. it is definitely in full swing. over the last few days, hundreds of people have gone to the border to turkey. tensions are not likely to ease anytime soon. >> a clash erupted in cairo's tahrir square over the support and opposition of president morsi. >> this follows the acquittal of mubarak-era officials accused of attacking during the up
's retaliation against syria continues. a response after five turks died in the syrian attack across the border. a burial takes place and nato condemns the assad regime. welcome to gmt. david eades. coming up, with an audience of 50 million to impress, as romney gained ground on obama in the first of the televised presidential debates? >> it is not moral for my generation to keep spending more than we take in, knowing those burdens of will be passed on to the next generation. >> i promised i would fight every single day on behalf of the american people, the middle class, and all those striving to get into the middle class. kept that promise. >> also -- ♪ ♪ you know i love you >> 50 years since the beatles released their first single. it's midday in london, 7:00 in the morning in washington, 2:00 in the afternoon in turkey where the parliament is in an emergency session over a bill of the rise across borders military operations in syria. turkey has already retaliated to the mortar attack that killed five people in a border town. despite international calls for restraint, that military respon
artillery fighting between turkey and syria. yesterday syrian activists predict that the assad regime will fall. this was held by the u.s. institute of peace, and it is close to two hours. >> good morning. in jim marshall, the new president of the institute of peace, which i am delighted to tell you, and i am pleased everyone is here for an import -- to hear about and the port project that has been sponsored by the institute for peace. my job is to introduce steve heideman. he has directed the center for democracy and civil studies -- civil society at georgetown. he -- he is a terrific asset for the institute. this project is driven by syrians, with technical assistance and other kinds of assistance from the institute and a sister institute in germany. it is important these efforts are driven by local populations, things that are handed down from the united states did not work all that well. we are pleased that you are here. i hope you have lots of questions, and if i can turn this over to you -- >> thank you para much, and let me add my welcome to you. we are delighted to see you her
of the - to rethink their stance. we have to orcome this international stalemates. we owe it not just to the syrian people, but to everyone living in the region. >> the urgency is growing there as refugees keep flooding aoss the syrian turkish border. they promised to stand by turkey. they say the country should not tolerate foreign nations transferring weanshrghts rrory. >> let's go to the -- to the gean itite firsofll, we are seeing pressure on berlin to take in syrian refugees. are we going to see that happen if ts ntt esn? >> i think so. especially when pressure in the country --erny has shown in the past that i is willing to accept some refuge past. dunghe iraq crisis. if the government is still in power, will try to accept this. especially christian refugees. >> how aut the possibility of turkish military action, we have seen some selective strikes. will receive a military move across the border with more rest? >> they do not want to be. in this situation, i think nobody can rule out a limited military intervention, simply because the turks want to show the syrians that they cannot contin the
>> live from berlin, this is the "journal" coming up on dw. >> the syrian army agrees to a temporary truce with rebel fighters, but will it hold? >> how much is too much? germany leads calls in europe to slow the influx of asylum seekers.% >> and championship league soccer, victories against favored international rivals. thanks for joining us. we start in syria where the military has agreed to a cease- fire over the four-day muslim holiday. >> international peace envoy lackdar brahimi has held talks to mediated truce starting on friday. >> all the one rebel group has rejected the proposal, the united nations hopes it could create the basis for dialogue and a longer lasting peace agreement. >> it is a statement many had been hoping for. an announcement on state television -- declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight -- reads a declaration confirming a cease-fire is to take effect at midnight. smoke and the sounds of fighting visible across what appears to be damascus, but it is not possible to verify when or where the video was recorded. i and ot
logical reasons, not for money. syrian's former ministry has accused turkey of hostile action after a syrian passenger plan from moscow to damascus was forced to land in turkey. turkey said it con fist kated illegal cargo. it wants all the items returned intact. russia is also demanding an explanation. >> in the darkness of the airport, the turkish authorities began their examination of the syrian passenger plane. it had been interpreted by turkish fighter jets and forced to land as it crossed turkish air space. there were around 30 passengers onboard the air bus 8320. turkey's foreign minister had said the aircraft had been carrying illegal cargo. he said materials have been confiscated. we will keep the materials in turkey to be examined. some some evidence is in question because there are some that needed to be declared but weren't. the syrian air jet was on a scheduled flight from moscow to damascus. as it was flying south, turkey demanded that the plane divert. this amounts to increased tension between turkey and syria. there's been a week of superior rat i think shelling on th
, the 7.8%, is not what a real recovery looks like. you can see those remarks at 8:30 p.m. syrian opposition activist predicted that the saudi regime will fall by next summer. they presented the outlines of a transition plan for syria, which they say is already being used by the opposition and the area no longer under assad's control. >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i am jim marshall. i am pleased that everyone is here today for a very important project. it has been sponsored by the institute of peace. my job is to introduce steve heideman. he is our senior advisor for middle east initials. he is extensively published and has taught at columbia and at the civil society at georgetown university. this project is one that is driven by syrians. with assistance and other kinds of assistance from sister institutions in germany. it is important these kinds of efforts be driven by local populations. things that are handed down from the united states typically don't work all that well. we are very pleased with all of you here. i hope you have lots of questions. steve, if i could tur
implement reforms in this country and the syrian rulers repression and violence in recent years. this is just under one hour. >> we have a program with david lesch. david is a professor of middle eastern history in san antonio texas and david has been going to syria for at least 23 years. >> since 1989, 23 years. >> has some experience in that country but most interesting in them reason i most excited to have him talk to us tonight, unlike a lot of people have lots who have lots of opinions about syria david cutugno bashar al-assad which is a pretty unique expected for an academic in particular and david wrote a book in 2005 which held up great hope for the future of syria under bush are. if you recall there is some sense that bashar would a reformer of syria after his father died and we have now discovered that is not the case and he is now written another book called the fall of the house of assad. we are going to talk a bit about that tonight and my first question is going to be, when did you first meet assad and what was your impression of him? >> i first met him in 2004. i
: fears that the syrian civil war may escalate into a regional conflict grew today, as neighboring turkey shelled military targets inside syria for a second day. that's after a syrian mortar round hit a turkish home on wednesday killing five people. lindsey hilsum of "independent television news" filed this report. >> reporter: they were killed not in syria but over the border in turkey, casualties of a conflict that threatens to destabilize the region. the town of akcakale is dangerously close to the fighting-- a line on a map was no protection for three children and two women from the same family. >> ( translated ): the dead people are my neighbors, just next door. we have been psychologically ruined during the past month and a half, both adults and children. we can't sleep at all, there is bombardment and noises until the morning. the stray shell, apparently fired by the syrian army, hit yesterday evening. it caused consternation in the town and the turkish military quickly fired back with artillery, killing several syrian soldiers. syria is furious that turkey lets the rebel free syri
the schedule at the website. and you can join in the conversation social media sites. >>> syrian opposition activist today predicted that the assad regime will fall by next summer. the u.s. institute of peace hosted the activist who were part of a group called the day after project. they presented a transition plan for syria which they say is being used by the opposition in areas no longer under assad's control. it's under two hours. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning, ladies and gentlemen. i'm jim marshall the new president of the substitute of peace. i'm delighted to tell you. and i'm also pleased that everyone is here today for a very important -- to hear about a important project that has been sponsored. my job is to introduce steven heydemann. steve is the senior adviser for middle east initiative. he taught at colombia. he is published and directed if the senator for democracy and civil society at georgetown university. steve is terrific asset to the institute. the project is one that it driven by syrians. with assistance technical assistance and other kinds of assistance from
-- west said that he would implement reforms and the syrian ruler is the group turned toward repression and violence. this is just under an hour. >> tonight we have a program with david lashed. a professor of middle eastern studies and history at the senate study of a texas. and david has been going to syria i believe 23 years. >> 1989. twenty-three years ago. >> started three years. some experience in that country. the reason i am excited to have and talk to us tonight. david got to know bashar al assad having spent a lot of time talking to him, which is pretty unique for an american command academic a particular. david broder a book in 2005 which held out great hope for the future of syria. if you recall, there were is some sense that he would be a reformer in the syria after his father died. discovered that is not the case, and he has no written another book called the fall of the house of assad. so we're going to talk a bit about that tonight. my first question is going to be quite simply, when did you first meet in what was your impression? >> well, i first met president bashar al
from history books. our other top stories, turkey strikes back after a sheriff in -- after a syrian mashel kills five people on the turkish side of the border. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. one stage, at two men coming tens of millions of viewers. barack obama and mitt romney are getting set to square off for a televised debate. -- one stage, two men, tens of millions of viewers. for the first time, we might finally hear details on just how they plan to do it. our north american added there is in denver for us tonight. >> when the candidate stake to the stage tonight, they will want to convince the people that they speak their language. sometimes it is more of a stretch. >> [speaking spanish] >> obviously, they will not be speaking spanish tonight. the largest growing ethnic group could be critical in this election. there is going to be even more importance in the future. quarter of all americans under 18 are latino. canvassing in colorado, a swing state where the latino vote is hugely important. now, some are disappointed that he has not done more t
. turkish forces have fired artillery shells across the border into syria. they were retaliating for syrian mortars that landed on a town in southern turkey. the mortars killed five people, including a woman and her three children. the syrian mortars landed in a turkish town of akcakate. armed forces fired on syria in retaliation. in june syrian forces shot down a turkish warplane. ever since turkish leaders have warned of prompt action if their security was hurt again. turkish military commanders have been building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton has condemned syria for the shelling of the turkish town. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton said the u.s. government is consulting with turkey over what she called a very dangerous situation. turkey is a nato ally of the u.s. she called on responsible nations worldwide to push the syrian government into a cease-fire and political transition of power. >>> emergency workers in syria are doing what they can to hp the wound aftern attack in
lebanon between groups that support and oppose the syrian government of bashar al assad. local media reported exchanges of fire involving automatic weapons and mortars. the violence was triggered by the killing of a top lebanese security official last week. he was known as a lead og poentd of the syrian president. his death was seen as an act of retaliation by the pro-assad faction in lebanon. the tensions are driving a wedge between the people, mainly sunni factions opposed to the syrian president are fighting against the shia group hezbollah and other sympathizers of bashar al assad. >>> a high-ranking syrian official says president assad welcomes in principle the cease-fire proposal by the united nations and the arab league. syria's deputy foreign minister faisal mekdad made the remarks on monday in an interview with nhk. president assad met with the united nations and envoy lakhdar brahimi sunday in damascus. brahimi called for a cease-fire between government and opposition forces starting on friday, the first day of aislamc eid al adha, a muslim holiday. deputy foreign minister
're retaliating for syrian mortars that landed in southern turkey. it killed five people including a woman and her three children. the mortar landed in the turkish town of akcakale. they have warned of prompt action if their security was threatened again. turkey has provided support for the opposition free syrian army and the turkish military has been building up tanks. turkey has provided support for the opposition for syrian army and turkish military commanders have been building up their forces and deploying tanks along the border. >>> u.s. secretary of hillary clinton has condemned syria for its part in the exchange of fire. >> we are outraged that the syrians have been shooting across the border. >> clinton says u.s. government officials are consulting with their allies in turkey over what she called a very dangerous situation. she called on responsible nations worldwide to put them into a cease-fire and a transition of power. united nations secretary-general moon expressed his concerns. he urged the syrian government to end the violence quickly. he said the conflict is not only threatening t
, tripoli has been the focus of pro-syrian and anti-syrian sentiment. civil war is being played out on the streets of lebanon on. as in the capital beirut, protesters are demanding the resignation of the lebanese prime minister najib mikati. they accuse him of being unable to protect lebanon from the violence perpetrated by the syrian regime. many in lebanon accuse syria of being responsible for last friday's car bomb attack which killed a lebanese intelligence chief wissam al-hassan. his funeral, thousands of opposition protesters called for their own government to resign banned for syria to end its interference in internal lebanese affairs. lebanon on's embattled prime minister is supported by many western governments who see him as a stabilizing figure. the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton promised american help into the car bomb investigation. such support may by the government times for now, but it's not likely to survive with violence in the streets. >> let's take a look at some other stories making headlines. the cuban revolutionary leader fidel castro has appeared to
union. syrian supported groups killing u.s. troops in iraq and supported hezbollah the lebanese terrorist organization which was responsible for the death of many americans in lebanon, including 1983 bombings of the u.s. embassy and the marine barracks in beirut and i go back to lebanon because i think it's worth noting that the marines initially had been deployed there to separate israel and the plo following the 1982 lebanon war but they were called back following the assassination of the lebanese president-elect who was assassinated by a pro-syrian group. fast-forward fast-forward to 2005, and there was an assassination of another lebanese leader, this time former prime minister who courageously stood up to syrian domination inside lebanon or go that led the bush administration to withdraw the u.s. ambassador to syria because syria once again had been implicated in the assassination of a lebanese leader. despite the assad regime's bloody track record the administration sought to improve relations with damascus and use senator john kerry as an intermediary to relations and rev
syrian forces shelled a turkish town, killing civilians. we'll have a live report for the latest there. >>> plus, stephen colbert celebrates mitt romney's debate performance with a dance party. we'll have that clip a little later in the show. >>> first, let's get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. we begin on the trail. another day of campaigning today in the three battleground states. this morning, both candidates begin the day with stops in virginia. from there it'sn n tn t on to the president while mitt romney heads to florida. this morning's jobs report will set the tone. we'll have them live for you on "morning joe." it's the second to last jobs report before the november election. economists expecting about 113,000 jobs added. the unemployment rate to hover around the current 8.1%. after wednesday night's debate, which drew more than 70 million viewers, large crowds awaited both candidates on the trail. president obama greeted by 30,000 in madison, wisconsin, came out ready to fight back and showed the fire he was lacking in denver. >> when i got on
and military supplies for the syrian army. >> syria has condemned the act as air piracy. russia accused turkey of endangering the lives of the passengers on the plane. >> the story has been dominated newspaper headlines in turkey. ankara says it had information the aircraft was carrying military equipment and that it had no alternative but to force the plane to land. the incident has further increased tensions between damascus and ankara, but the turkish prime minister is unapologetic, saying if the plan -- the plane had not been intercepted, the cargo would have reached syria's defense ministry. moscow has accused turkey of endangering the lives of the russian citizens who were passengers on the plane. syria has also condemned turkey's actions. >> what happened could be described as piracy. turkish air piracy against a civilian syrian plane on a regular flight from moscow to damascus. >> these suspicious cargo was confiscated. after several hours, the plane was allowed to finish its journey to damascus. ankara has now told turkish airlines not to fly planes through syrian airspace, saying it
. the opponents of the syrian president are aware of that, and photos are often the only weapon they have for fighting with in syria and abroad. >> the syrian flag flying proudly in the center of paris. it was hoisted here by syrian exiles, like a man who organizes daily demonstrations to highlight the massacre is back home, and to ask the outside world to get involved. he is a law student forced to flee cereal more than three months ago after joining the anti-assad protests. he risked his life to take film footage, at first with his cell phone. >> i recorded videos on youtube, and it was very professional. we made, like, professional reports to reuters, so we needed a professional camera. >> you went from student to journalist? >> yes. now in syria, all people who were involved in the revolution -- all of them are citizen journalists. >> he shot this video in the first city taken by the rebels. >> i was responding. i was about 20 inches from the tank. >> in our studio, rudy uses -- explains the technical tricks he has used to protect video on his computer from the prying eyes of eckpnts.
of the syrian conflict, although it is not yet known who is behind the attack. some are already speculating it could be elated to -- related to the ongoing fighting. >> lebanese religious communities are divided between those who support the current government and the sunnis who backed the rebels. >> these men are trying to stop a young girl from jumping out of the damaged building. it was the midday rush hour in beirut when the massive car bomb detonated in the christian district. many parents were fetching their children from school. other residents of the area were enjoying an outdoor lunch. >> we had just finished eating when the roof over our heads collapsed. >> it soon became clear who the likely target was -- the senior lebanese intelligence official was among the dead. he recently played a role in the arrest on terror charges of a former minister with links to syria. >> the destruction -- we know that from the days of our own civil war, but when people start dying, no one can make that better. >> syria has troops stationed in lebanon for 30 years. most shi'ites and many christians s
as recently as two weeks ago laid out a quite aggressive plan for providing weapons to the syrian opposition -- at least he said that, but quite tepidly last night. frankly, obama foreign policy has been on hold for the last several months. they have ideas for what to do in syria, but they are waiting until after the election, so we did not hear much that would be useful in understanding where this is going. >> do you think this debate will have changed any minds in those swing states? >> i thought that i heard mitt romney was in these non- bellicose statements trying to appeal to women voters, who are a key constituency if he will carry those swing states. he has got to pick up the percentage of women voters. i thought i heard that. >> is there a sense that those women are fed up with war? >> pollsters tell you that women do not like the strident tone. i think the country as a whole is fed up with war, but certainly women voters, and the other thing you know is in this instance we have to spend more on the military, that is a direct appeal to voters in virginia where military spending is a
, the ambassador, the syrian ambassador of the united states the time called me a pen was also a friend and academic in the past, computer science at damascus university prior to becoming ambassador. he said david, it's on. i'd forgotten about this will mean. i said what is on? he said well, the president was to meet with you. and so i met with him in may and june of that you're extensively. i interviewed his wife in many other syrian officials. >> host: what was the first baby might? >> well, after the pleasantries and after i explained why wanted to do those, my first substantive substantive sentence to him was mr. president, you know i'm not in politics for s-sierra. you know i'm going to read this but can criticize you. he said that's fine. i know you'll criticize me. i know that because i'm not perfect and i know in the past you criticized my father's policy, but you are always fair and objective from their point of view. and then i told him, you know, mr. president, one of the worst things you ever did? with that? said he let it be known that you like phil collins music, the rocks
raised questions about a possible syrian role in today's attack. >> ( translated ): the message was to prove what the u.n. peace envoy lakhdar brahimi has been saying, that all the region is on the edge of exploding because of what is happening in syria. so syrian president bashar al- assad sent this message that they can do anything in the region. >> brown: lebanon had had a few years of relative calm, but the conflict in syria has reopened sectarian fault lines. the powerful shiite militia hezbollah, backed by syria's ally, iran, supports the assad regime. lebanese sunni muslims support the predominantly sunni syrian rebels. the divide turned violent in august, when gun battles broke out in the northern city of tripoli. tensions have also been fueled by a flood of syrian refugees into lebanon. in washington today, state department spokeswoman victoria nuland stopped short of blaming syria for today's attack, but she said lebanon is at risk of being destabilized again. >> we have been, for a number of weeks and, in fact, months now, that we've been concerned about increasing te
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